Wood Flooring DPM & Primer
When installing a wood floor be it solid or engineered on a concrete base the use of a damp proof membrane is always recommended, no matter how dry your floor may feel it will always contain moisture which can be drawn by your wood floor if not treated causing cupping, lifting and general damage, with trusted brands like Lecol, Marldon and Laybond you have peace of mind and assurance that your floor is protected against damaging elements.
For engineered flooring, we suggest the use of a plastic membrane and for solid wood floors, a liquid damp proof membrane should be used.
As the name suggests, a liquid chemical that is applied to a clean, sound and flat concrete sub floor to prepare it to take either a fully glued down floor installation or a floated floor and will drastically slow down the evaporation of moisture from a solid floor screed.
Dependent on the type of liquid DPM it is normally applied in two separate coats with a roller brush, the liquid DPM also doubles as a primer for the flooring adhesive in such cases it is important to use compatible adhesive and liquid damp proof membrane products.